Planner /Buyer

Posted 18 Aug 2022

Carrigtwohill, Cork - Ireland

Req Id 251804



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


The Role 


As Planner/Buyer you will report into the Planning Manager


Duties will include:

  • Translating Demand forecasts into effective Production and Purchase Plans taking forecasted requirements and Key Capacity constraints into account
  • Breakdown Tactical Production Plans into weekly production and Raw Material execution plans using multiple data inputs (DRP, capacity constraints, key Customer requirements and Supplier Capabilities.)
  • Providing Quarterly production plans by work centre to the plant operations and financial functions.
  • Place Purchase Orders with Suppliers in a timely and efficient manner to optimize inventory management while ensuring there are no production delays
  • Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders, and accounts payable invoices and resolve discrepancies
  • Maintain strong working relationships with our vendors and develop knowledge of supplier’s process, understand constraints in meeting demand and opportunities that can deliver more efficient supply chain objectives. This experience will be gained through supplier visit and audits, supplier presentations and normal communications.
  • Identify potential gaps and agree mitigation with Production and Supply Network Planning
  • Ensure the accuracy of all Cork Planning and Buying Data
  • Prepare key reports and presentations to support the efficient functioning of the Production Planning Department in achieving KPI's (MPS Execution, On Time Delivery, Adherence to Promise Dates) and sustaining overall customer service and satisfaction.
  • Develop new knowledge by completing scenario analysis that drive continuous improvement and ultimately help create value
  • Interface with other Planners / Plant / Finance / Supply Review participants. Also interfacing with Sales / Product management / Customer Service / Expediting Groups.
  • Identify , communicate and agree mitigation against short, medium and long term Raw material Supply through Monthly Supply Reviews, Material Risk Programs and direct urgent communication as appropriate.


Who You Are

Successful candidates will have:

  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Previous use of Oracle 11i (or SAP) desirable 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical and system skills (incl Advanced Excel)
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Customer oriented outlook
  • A willingness to learn and take on new challenges


  • Level 8 Degree in Supply Chain/Business or related discipline
  • APICS certified would be advantageous



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


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Thank you for visiting our careers website, we are always looking for curious minds to join our teams. We understand how much the world is being impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and we want to assure you that your safety is very important to us. To ensure that everyone’s health is protected, instead of a standard face-to-face interview, it is likely that you will be offered alternative digital interview options. As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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